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DirectorFriedrich Wilhelm (F.W.) Murnau
Genre:  Foreign
Release Date:  August 1, 1931
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
DVD Release Date:  September 3, 2002
Runtime:  81 minutes
Studio:  Image Entertainment, Milestone
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review by . September 02, 2010
Murnau's leaves the film stage for erotic Tahiti
In the days before the film industry's stringent Hays Code was established in 1930 and strictly enforced after 1934 to regulate "morally offensive" content, many silent and 'Pre-Code' taboo-breaking films contained adult-oriented material. In addition to nudity, sexuality and violence, they included candid depictions of drug use, prostitution, lawlessness, and religious blasphemy.      One of the last great examples of an erotic film before the “Hays …
Quick Tip by . March 28, 2010
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Superb film about innocence, love, & mortality. One of the last great examples of silent cinema & Murnau's swansong!
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